Presentation on theme: "EU Developments Transmission Workgroup 3rd November 2011."— Presentation transcript:
EU Developments Transmission Workgroup 3rd November 2011
European Developments: Moffat Physical Reverse Flow Update Transmission Workgroup 3rd November 2011
Physical Reverse Flow: Background As per the Security of Supply Regulation 994/2010 Article 6(5): “By 3rd December 2013, the TSOs shall adapt the transmission systems… so as to enable physical gas flows in both directions on cross border interconnections.” TSOs must either enable physical reverse flow (PRF) or gain an exemption The first stage of this process was to test the market, to see if there was any market demand for PFR, this consultation included an assessment of demand, supply, cost & feasibility.
Physical Reverse Flow: Moffat Market Consultation The Market Consultation ended on 30 th September National Grid and Gaslink received 3 official responses. Two of the responses were from Shippers, whilst the other one was from a project developer All responses broadly echoed the findings within the consultation, that there isn't a requirement for physical reverse flow from Ireland in the time frame proposed in the consultation. We would like to reiterate that the existing process for signalling new NTS Entry capacity is via the long term QSEC auction.
Physical Reverse Flow: Next Steps All responses to the consultation have been submitted to the regulators. As there was no market demand for physical reverse flow at Moffat, National Grid and Gaslink will now complete the next stage of the process. Assessment of the costs and the potential benefits from a Security of Supply perspective The regulators have requested the review and a draft request for PRF/an exemption is submitted by 31 st December 2011
European Developments: European Transparency Update Transmission Workgroup 3rd November 2011
7 European Transparency Update Harmonization of Maintenance Publication ENTSOG initiative for common approach by all TSOs to maintenance publication at interconnection points (IPs) (in line with Reg EC 715/2009) Will include (IPs affected, impact on capacity, nature of maintenance, duration) TSOs to publish by 15 th November each year National Grid will publish using common format this November N.B. Form of common template still subject to further consultation May be included in European interoperability network code
8 European Transparency Update ENTSOG 5 th Transparency Workshop Topics include: current status of transparency implementation, future progress of ENTSOG Transparency Platform, feedback on harmonized maintenance publication. 23 rd November, Brussels 9 th Stakeholder Group Meeting of GRI NW Programme includes report of TSO compliance to Transparency Requirements 24 th /25 th November, Rotterdam
EU Updates Timetable Timetable aims to highlight the key items (consultations, workshops, decisions, etc.) NG NTS expect to cover via this agenda item in the forthcoming months TopicTX Workgroup Regional Investment Plan UpdateDec 1 st 2011 Jan 5 th 2012 Feb 2 nd 2012